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Tap water: one of our most valuable resources

When we turn on the tap, we rarely think about where the water comes from or where it goes afterwards. Bo Jacobsen, EEA water expert, explains the true value of tap water.

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The waste dump of our planet - a look at Marine Litter

What we throw into the trash bin might end up into the sea.Our understanding is growing on this global issue, which has impacts on marine wildlife but also human health and the economy. Watch this video to find out more.

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If Water could speak

If Water could speak

24 May 2012

Here is Water. You have met before. In fact, you come across Water in everything you do. Your life would not exist without Water. But Water is not infinite and we are draining our supplies. We need to rethink the way we are using Water. Every drop counts

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Water and preparing for scarcity

The European Environment Agency launched a new report on the need for an efficient use of water resources at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. This short interview with Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of EEA, gives a short introduction to the pressures Europe's water resources are facing, the policy debate in Europe and the importance of being able to put a value on this vital resource.

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Share your information on bathing water quality

Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, invites beachgoers to visit and contribute to the Eye on Earth interactive web map.

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Introduction of the film 'Our Arctic Challenge'

Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), and three of her colleagues have chosen to be part of an extraordinary journey in East Greenland. They travel from their offices in Copenhagen to participate in a multi sport race, where they challenge themselves through 250 kilometers of the Arctic wilderness. On their way they encounter the effects of climate change and its impact on the Arctic environment. The Inuit are among the first people to experience the effects of climate change. They are in the middle of an environmental challenge that will change many parts of their culture. What is happening to the Inuit today will happen to the rest of the world tomorrow. We will all need to adapt to climate change.

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